Middle phalangectomy: A functional and aesthetic cure for macrodactyly


Tan O., Atik B., Dogan A. , Alpaslan S., Uslu M.

SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY, vol.40, no.6, pp.362-365, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 40 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/02844310500369938
  • Title of Journal : SCANDINAVIAN JOURNAL OF PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY AND HAND SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.362-365

Abstract

Macrodactyly is a rare congenital anomaly of the extremities. Some treatments such as debulking, epiphysiodesis, stripping or resection of the digital nerve, shortening of the fingers, amputation, and angulation osteotomy have been tried. We describe a patient with a giant digit in the hand, and present middle phalangectomy as a suitable treatment.